Monday Nights Are Meagan’s: Good’s “Deception” Pulls In High Ratings

January 10, 2013  |  

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It seems actress Meagan Good has a new hit on her hands. The new TV show she is starring in, Deception, pulled in respectable ratings on its debut and helped NBC win the first Monday of 2013. According to EUR, the season premiere of the drama drew in 5.6 million viewers.

In the new drama, Good plays a San Francisco police detective trying to solve the murder of her socialite best friend. Good has appeared on a variety of TV shows but never starred in one. So this ratings news will  just confirm she can carry a show.

Good told Vibe shes ready for the comparison with Scandal, another TV drama with an African-American actress in the lead role. But she says the comparisons stop there. “[I]t’s a completely different story line and it has totally different characters. There are many different things happening with all of the characters on the show,” she tells the magazine.

In a show of support, Kerry Washington sent her congrats (via Twitter) to Good over the ratings success. Indeed, it’s great to see these two women encouraging and supporting each other when so often we hear about jealousy and backbiting. Kudos ladies!

But will Deception become as popular as Scandal? Did you watch?

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  • Jessie

    I absolutely love Scandal and Kerry Washington and though I do not think that Deception can top the caliber of Scandal, I enjoyed watching Deception and will continue to do so.

  • Truths

    theres no need to say “move over scanda” ! The title of your article is making it seem like it should be a competition. ugh no need for that.

  • Deception sucked, we watched the premiere on Hulu a couple weeks ago. It reminds me of ABC’s Revenge except with a black chic. I wasn’t to fond of the acting in Deception either. We’re willing to give it another try but we think its gonna fizzle out after this season. Doesn’t seem like there could be much plot especially since we experienced so many twists/turns in the first episode. meh.

  • enoughsaid99

    I will have to watch this show. Congratulations to Meagan Good.

  • IllyPhilly

    I’m playing catch-up on Scandal, but I tuned into the preview of Deception and thought it was pretty good.

  • Nick

    Megan did a GOOOOOOOOOOOD job.

  • Alexa

    I’m so proud of these two ladies!

  • Congrats. Black actresses staring in mainstream tv shows. Not the sidekick, not the ‘sassy’ sister with the one-liners but actually staring in shows with substance, on major networks, and with a compelling storyline. I’m proud and will DVR both shows.

  • JaneDoe

    Deception was very good.. Congrats Meagan